Garmin eTrex SE Navigation Field Test

Here’s my Garmin eTrex SE Navigation Field Test.

Two Ways to Navigate

There are two ways to navigate with the eTrex SE.

  • On the Device Itself, and
  • In the Explore App

Personally, I prefer to navigate on the Explore App, but it’s best to know how to navigate on both.

Garmin eTrex SE

Navigate Using the eTrex SE

Here are some images of what you can expect when navigating on the eTrex SE.

Garmin eTrex SE Navigation

You can learn more about navigating on the eTrex SE at Support.Garmin.

Navigate Using the Explore App

This is the easiest way to navigate with the eTrex SE, in my opinion, but you would have to rely on your smartphones battery, plus your phone won’t handle bad weather as satellite messengers that are built for tough climates.

Check out these images below of what you will see when navigating on the Explore App when synced to the eTrex SE.

Garmin Explore App Navigation

Final Thoughts

Personally, I like the bigger, colorful screen you get when navigating with the Explore App on my smartphone, but if I were on a long outdoor adventure, I would primarily use the eTrex device itself.

Here’s a YouTube video of the navigation field test for more information.

Garmin eTrex® SE GPS Handheld Navigator, Extra Battery Life, Wireless Connectivity, Multi-GNSS Support, Sunlight Readable Screen
  • The 2.2” high-resolution display is easy to read, even in bright sunlight
  • Get long battery life of up to 168 hours in standard mode and up to 1,800 hours in expedition mode with 2 field-replaceable AA batteries (not included)
  • Pair with the Garmin Explore app on your compatible smartphone for wireless software updates, trip planning, Active Weather, smart notifications and additional mapping
  • Get automatic cache updates from Geocaching Live, including descriptions, logs and hints when paired to the Garmin Explore app on your compatible smartphone
  • Multi-GNSS support gives access to multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and QZSS) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
  • Plot your bearing with the digital compass, which provides an accurate heading even when stationary

This product was presentation was made with AAWP plugin.

Garmin Backpack Tether Accessory for Garmin Devices, Black
  • Compatible with multiple Oregon, Alpha, inReach, GPSMAP, and eTrex devices.
  • Durable nylon harness wrap
  • 2-Inch - 14-Inch adjustable strap

This product was presentation was made with AAWP plugin.


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